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VOLUME II....N0. Q24.1
CHARLESTON. S. O., SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1866.
PRICE FIVE O^NTS.
I BY TELEGRAPH.
Ken tan News.
Nsw YOBS, June 8 -It le stated that a Fenian priva
teer with crew, arma und munit ona of war, which
waa' pnt on board at Long Islsud, left here aoveral
weeks ago. lin vessel i? an lion side-wheel Btosmer,
mounting Hii broadside and one plTOt gun, and said to
bo anio to muk? iouriocn knots per hour.
DiBpatchea hora St. Albana say ibat Gen. Sweeney and
Col. Mallan were arraigned before a Conrt-Mactial this
morning. The proccrdings are private, aud ro ortera
aro excluded. Information from Toronto reports all
qulot on the ?entern I routier.
The Csusdlau Farlixmeut meets to-day, and It Is tin
dorstootl that the Govoi-nor-Oeucralasks for the Imme
diate suspension of Habeas Corpu*.
An attempt to seise tho Oatadlan steamet a Oorlnthlan
and FrcUoster, at Charlotte, yesterday, waa frustrated.
NEW YOUR, Juno 8.-tit. Albans dispatch stites that
SwetLcy has been balled in $30,000. Nothing fur
ther from the advai.ee of the Fenians np to noon to-day.
Several loft St. Albans en route tor home-thtir passage
to Springfield and Boston being paid by the Govern
ment, for which they appear to feol grateful, and say
that, If thoBo at the front knew of it, they would all re
Twenty-flvo hundred British regulars had been land
ed, at Farnham, ?few miks opposite tho invaders.
Bobcrls offered bl? own personal ball to-day, which
was refused by commission. He will probably be balled
Excitement among the Fe nimm
Nsw You* June 8.-A Fenian meeting has been held
at the Cooper Institute, denouncing President Johnson
for his proclamation, and declaring that thoy would
never support him. The Feniana in Buffalo aro wild
with excitement at tho release of Colonel O'NrlU, who,
with COIODels Hay and Starr, gave each $6000 tal to
MBVicr. O'NelU made a sp. edi t> the irovtd, in which
he Bald that he wished hereafter t J apeak from the
Sweeney's Arrest Doubtful.
MEW YOBS. Juno 8.-A St Albans dispatch saya that
tho arrest of Sweeney is disputed. Tbefconiaua who
marched into Canada were under General Spears, who
was intoxicated. They were a small body of men, poor
ly armed and provisioned. Some men got liquor, and
seemed In good spirits. No Canadians within
Biccution or Probat?
Pnn.AiiEi.rniA, Juno 8.-Probst, the murderer of the
Dealing family, waa executed to-day, in the preienoe of
a few spectators.
' PHILADELPHIA, June 8 -Probst died in three min
utes attar th? cord waa drawn. He wrote a Utter to bl?
parents, in which, alter mentioning the regular conso
lations, he says: "Many prayers are offered up for me
throughout the city, and therefore I am cheerful and
consoled, so that I can gladly offer up my life as an
atonement for my crime; I trust that you, also, will be
as cheerful and consoled as I am. The clergyman will
.send you oil particulars of my death. I only entreat
yon all to pray Jor me. Have tho holy sacrifice of mais
offorod up for me frequently for the repose of my poor
soul. I trust to meet you all in eternity, in a happier
"andbetter placo. This hope mikes me rejoice with my
MoHTOOiatBT, June 7.-The Supreme Court of Ala
bama decided to-day that the first and eighth sections
of the Stay Law postponing judgment on auita for
. twelve months are constitutional. The second, third
and fourth sections, which stay ooUeotions on judg
ments already rendered before the pasaage of the law,
are unconstitutional and void. The sixth aection, re
_ latlng to sales under mortgago, Is alao void.
. Kallroncl Accident.
-"ViriADKi.rniA, Jane 8.-Themall train from Potts
ville ran ?a ina? -traox at Valley F?vjr. The -<*}tch
being left open, Uife"frhole train was preclpltated'over'
an embankment twelvo feet high. Thomas Doman,
Ililli ufsiliii IIII. was frightfully mangled and killed, both
legs being cut off. Fivemen were killed'anil a number
braised. It is the first accident In twelve years on the
News fron? Californio, sand Oregon.
, Ban Francisco dispatch of June 5 mentions the sail
f Mi nie tora Buril n garoo and Van Valkinburg for
prna fr3*n Oregon Indicate the election of the
_i-candi dales by a thousand majority. Two shocks
of an earthquake were felt in Call.ornla on the morning
. of June 0, 'out no damage waa sustained.
(Illlt in. to be Caliea Out.
, OONCOHD.VN.H., June 8.-It is officially announced,
by tho War Depart m out, that it will probably bo noces
gi aery to call oat the milli ia to preserve neutrality.
\?'_< WASHINGTON, Jane 8.-Tho reconstruction resolution
" -passed the Senate to-day-yeas, 88; nays, 11. The naya
were Cowan, Davis, Doollttle, Guthrie. Hendricks, John
son, MoDougaL Morton, Eddie, Paulabury, Van Winkle.
The following were absent: Brown, Dixon, Neemlth,
WABUINOTON, June 8.- The final report of the Bocon
atructlon Committee, setting forth the reasons for the
action of the majority, was read In both Houses to-day.
The conclusions of the Committee are briefly. That
the people of the South prove? themselves Insurgents
and traitors, and forfeited all their political rights and
privileges. That the so-called Confederate states aro
not entitled to representation in Congress.
That before allowing It adequate security for future
peace and safety should bo required from them, and
this can only be found in such changes of the organlo
law, as ?hall determine the civil rights and privileges
of the citizens in all parta of the Republic, that repre
sentation should be on an equitable basis. A stigma
-Should be fixed on treason and protection given to loyal
people against fumre claims Incurred in the robo'lion,
and for alav?s emancipated by the war, together with
an express grant of power to CongreiB to enforce these
To this end tho Committee sdvised the joint resolu
tions amendatory vt the Constitution, and two sepa
rate bills intended to carty the same Into effect. The
Committee claim, in conclusion, that these bills are the
xesaltof concili?t ion and concession. The report ii
signed by ten Republican members. The dlssentlonti
are Senator Johnson, and Representatives Cridar and
New York markets.
Nsw Yons, June 8.-cotton firm and unchanged
Gold 41 }?. Sterling dull-oo days' 9%; Sight li}i.
Nsw Yonx, June 8.-Cotton steady. Bales of 1801
bales at 88@40c. Sugar steady. Coffee arm, Molassei
dull. Gold 81)>?.
New Orleans Harket.
NEW OIILEAHH, June 7.- Cotton stlffer. Sales of 130
balsa at M to 86 oents. O old 48. Bank atei Ung 88.
One hundred and fifty Fenians left hue to-day, arme?
frith one Mississippi rifle.
Nsw OBLXAMB, June 8-Cotton stlffer. Sales 330
bal6s. Low middling 35 to l18 oents. Sterling 01
Mexican shipping has been quarantined, a sporsdl
case of yeUow terex having oooarred at Vera Cruz.
MOBILE, Juno 8.-Salea of cotton to-day 180 balei
Middling 33 to 34 cents. Sales of the week, 1770 balei
Beceipts of the week, 1003 bales, against 3100 but wael
Expotta of the wees, 4074. Stock, 89,188. Gold 88@3'
CINCINNATI, Juno 5 -Floor and wheat firm and quio
Prices unchanged. Corn steady at 01 to 62c. Oats 55?
Rye 85 to 95c. Whiskey firm at 31 in bond. ProvlBior
active; salea 900 ?bia mess pork at 81, now held at 31??
700,000 pounds of bulk meats, at 13J? for ??boulders an
?Ml for sides, closing with no sellers at the quotation
Bacon advanced to 14X@17X, and 19)i for shoulder
aloes and clear elflea Lard in active demand at 33: no
held at .?'ia. Gold 145-exolted.
ST. LOUIS, June 6.-Cotton flat, Flour-single x 1
g l8 03; double x $11 50@14. Choice Wheat atrong te
lghWgradea: No 1 club, $1 80; extra do, $1 90t NortI
ern fall, $193: prime, $3?3 30; choice; $3 864?3 7
Corn slightly lower at 63?75a Oats heavy, 41@45
Pork unchanged. Bacon, clear sides, 30. Whiskey hi
advanced $3 22@a 38. ' m""'
I?HW Onie ANS, Jons 6.-Colton nominal- salea It
bales; Low MidrUng88to Mo; receipts^of murda
8738 balee, against 3319 aame tuna last week- exnoi
19.480 balea ratoek 134.433 bil?,. Bank flisrUnT?
Baw York Bank Checks % premian. ^^ .??nT?
1UUSTHOOI8T CHURCH IN CUUIIT.
The following case, now in progress before tho Su
perior Provost Court of this Military District, but which
bofore it is finally decided will probably be amply dis
cussed before the Supreme Court of the United States,
is oiio of vast impirtsnce and general interest, as will
at once appear when it is known that it raises the fol
lowing questions : Firs-. Whether a large number of
congregations of a religious denomination, leaving thal
denomination, lose all right not only to the general
property of the denomination, but also to the particular
property of the several congregations? 8econd. Whether
negrooo in a state of slavery had any right of prop
erty ? Third. Whether tho ( ivll Rights bill is consti
tutional? Fourth. Whether the decisions of Provost
Courts in civil matters are binding in time of peace.
Wo here give tho Important papers io tho caio in fall,
and the evidenoe so far as it has been taken, and will
continue to givo the proceedings from day to day :
Trasteos of M. E. Church j To recover possession
Dr. J. B. Mood, ) Property.
PETITION OF THE PLAINTIFFS.
Petition of the Trastees of tbe M. E. Ohuroh vs. Dr. J.
R Mood-Action lor the recovery of possession of
certain property, devised to them by the bist will and
tcBtament of John McKee.
BTATB OF BOOTH GABOLXHA- OI8TRI0T OF OnAntXBTON.
To the Hon. the Jvdgct of the Superior Provott Court in
and for the Military District of Charleston :
The petition of the Board ef irusteea of the M. E.
Church, in and near Charleston, whose names aro here
unto annexed, respectfully shewetb unto your Honora
ble Court, that by the last will and testament of John
McKoe, of this city, deoeaatd, was devised to the said
Ohnrch, In and near Charleston, certain real and per
sonal property, he olnafior mentioned, upo-? the lolio**?
ing terms and conditions, to wit : Tne satd John MoKee
bequeathed to his son, David Gibson MoKee, and the law
ful heirs of his body, forever, all the property of which
he might bo possessed at the time of his death, tbat was
not otherwise disposed of by satd will; but, if the said
David Gibson MoKee died without Issue, as aforesaid,
then the property to go to Abel McKee, the executor men
tioned in the said will ; but if the said Abel UcKee should
die without Issue, thon the said "profits or Income" of
the said property to be appropriated for the promotion of
the Goppel, by and undor the authority of the M. E.
Church. And your petitioners further ?hew that the
said John McKoe appointed his brother. Abel MoKee,
executor oi the said will, and at bia death the said pro
perty was to be given in charge to two Trustees of the
Methodist Eplsoopal Ohnrch, In Charleston, who were
to act as trustees or guardians, with the same authority as
given to the axeoutor of the said will-tho two trustees
to be elected ty the said Board as, reference being bad
to tho said will, will more fully appear; And whereas
the said David Gibson and Abel McKee have departed
this life, leaving no issuo as aforesaid, the trustees of the
Methodist E. Ohuroh, In accordance with the provisions
of the said will, bave appointed two of the-r number, to
wit : Charles Holloway and George Shrewsbury-to act
as trustees or guardians of said property, as provided
by said will; whloh said propei ty consists of and la de
scribed as follows ; Lot and buddings situated on the
east sido of King street, near Whims' t'ourt, and known
as No. -; two bouses on glebe land north side of
Beaufaiu street, known as Noa. 40 and 42; a lot corner
of Cook's Lane and Pluckney street; a lot of land being
and lying on tbe north side of Whims'Court, together
with the buildings tbrreon, kbownaaNo.-; and one
lot being and lying at the west end of Short street, on
the north side; also, two lots on Pinckney street ad
Joining the one at the corner of Cook's Lane and Plnok
iioy street. And your petitioners further shew that the
said property is now lu the possession of one Dr. J. R
Mood, of this city, who now holds the same, ?1th the
eioeptlon of No. 40 Beaufaln street, which house Is In
the possession of the said trnstues by teatnt; yet the
said defendant, well knowing the lands and tenements
aforesaid to be the property of the said Church, and of
right to appertain and belong to the said trustees, for
tho promotion of the Gospel, as expresflud in Um said
will, but conniving, and fraudulon ly conniving, craftily
and subtly, to deceive and defraud the said Church m
this behalf, bath not, as yet, delivered up possession of
the said lota and buildings thereon, but bath hitherto
wholly refused to do so; wherefore the'said plain
tiffs say that the said Church Is greatly Injured
and the promotion of <he Gospel greatly deterred, and
therefore they bring this suit, and ask a decree from
this honorable Court against the said J. R. Mood for the
Immediate possession of the said property, and that
the said defendant be required to account to the said
Trustees for the profits and Income of the said property
since H has been In his posses?ion and control; and
that he also be required to file his answer under oath,
disclosing any other property lu his custody belonging
to the estate of the said John McKee not mentionod In
this petition, either real or personal, and that he turi:
over the same to the said tra.tere or guardians; and
your petitioners will ever pray. Ac
(Signed) CHAS. H. HOLLOWAY.
ARCHIBALD D. WALKER.
Trustees of tho M. E. Church.
ANSWER OF THE DEFENDANT.
TaCSTFJCS OF THE 1
METHODIST EPISCOPAL C'Huacn I In the Superior
v?. [ Provost Court.
Da JAKES R. Moon. )
Er. James R Mood, who has been served with a no
tice to appear and answer to the petition in this cause
for answer thereunto sayB : That he admits that Johi
MoKee, late of Charleston, South Oaridlna, departe?
this life on the 21st day of Boptembef, Anno Dom in
1831, possessed of certain real and personal estate, hav
ing first made and duly executed his last will and testa
ment. That Abel MoKee. the brother of the testator
having been named as executor, qualified on the sall
will; and that on the death of the said Abel McKee, iel
tera of administration de bonis non cum tatamente an
nexo were issued out of the Court ol Ordin?r? for thl
District, to this defendant He further admits tha
Daniel Gibson McKee, the son of testator, is dead, un
married and without Issue, and that the a tat?mente c
the petition stt forth all the real estate of the testator
except a lot In Cord's Lane, which, however, Is claime
by Jane MoKee-the personal estate having been distil
This defendant farther answering, says that at th
time of the death of John MoKee, the Board of Trni
tees of the Methodist Eplsoopal Church In Oharlestoi
consisted of William Bird. John O. Miller, Samuel,'
Wagner, John Mood, Henry Muckenfuss, Abel HoKei
and George Just; that this Board held office fo.'llfi
during good behavior; that It still existe, always exe
olslng a supervision over this estate, and ready to di
charge the trusts declared In the wllL He rospectlulj
submits that to any proceedings respecting the trui
fund the said Board of Trustees should be made a pa:
ty; and that he cannot be discharged from bia llabliu
as administrator unless the said Board is so made
party. And this defendant further answering, says th
be Is advised by his counsel that several grave qnestloi
of law arise under the will of the testator, especial)
with regard to tho validity of the limitation of the e
tate over after the deatb of the son of testator, und?
which limitation alone the petitioners msde any olalc
That the words used by the testator in giving the e
tate to his son in thl? State, create a fee bondi tiona!
Common Law, and that undor the decided cases lu ti
courts of this State, whloh are our law, it is pou lb
that the limitation over Is too remote and void, ai
that the whole estate either reverts to the helrs-at-la
of the testator, cr go to those of his son; snd that f
this reason snob Uoirs-at law should be parties to ai
ault involving their rights. Further, he ?ays that :
his will the testator, beslaes giving the bulk of bis pro
erty to the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Chore
in Charleston, directs that. toe profit? and inoon
of the buildings on bt. Michael's gio >e be given to ti
Trustees of the Methodist Eplsoopal Church, "ne
Charleston," "as quarterage or salary between the nee
located preaching ministry near satd place." That
the death of testator the St James Chapel was the nea
est Methodist Episcopal Church to the City of Charl?
ton, being in the suburbs of said city, and in It the b
tator was .leeply interested. That this said Church m
be interested in the said bequest; and he submits ti
ita Trustees should oe a party to any proceedings affix
ing the disposal of the property. Further ans*?. vlr
he says that tbe petitioners claiming to be Trustas
tho Methodist Episcopal Church lu Charleston have be
but very lately constituted as auch, and are acting one
the authority of the Northern branch of tbat denoi
nation in this country. That some time in the year If
or thereabout a solemn di vu ton of Ohuroh property \
msde between the Northern and Southern branche?
that Church, wherein a surrender ?as made by each
that part of the Ohuroh property in tbe respective s
tiens of the Union, Mid each was admitted and deals:
tne owner of all the Church property In Ita own soctl
And that inasmuch as the title to the property in ques
tion, if any there be, was vested In remainder at that
time, It pused under and is affooted by tbla division,
and does not in any way come under tho control of the
said Methodist Episcopal Church at tho North or of its
agents and appointees. And farther, this d?fendant
Baya that tbo real question at issue is between that
branch of tbo Methodist Fplscopal Church at the North
and that at the (louth, and that the petitioners havo been
selected to mako the issue, and that in this point of
view he, with all deference, submits that it Is not prop
erly a question for this court, m further answer, this
dofendant says that, owing to those gravo and difficult
quostions, the solution of which is necessary to bis dis
charge as administrator, and wbloh he is wholly unablo
to solve, be had Instructed his counsel to prepare pro
ceedings In the Court of Equity of this State, and that
proceedings are, In faut, prepared to make and test
these questions; and he, with all deference, and respect,
submits tbst they are of suoh a character as will require
full and elaborate judicial Investigation and decision,
and probably the aid of the Courts of lan Appeal. For
this reason, and also because the questions are purely
qaostlons of law, in which all the parties before tho
court would stand on an equal footing, be snbmlta that
this caso does not como within the spirit and meaning
of Gonoral Order No. 7, Headquarters Department
of South Carolina, of date March IT. 1888; and he re
speotfully asks that the case be dismissed from this
Court, upon tbo stipulation that bo do file his proceedings
forthwith in tho proper Courts of Equtt?, and that ho
do make the parties, petitioner*, and all other parties
interested, parties to suoh suit, giving each party the
full right and benefit of an answer, so that tho claims
et all parties ma; be finally adjudicated, and this de
fendant safely discharged.
Lu further answer, this defendant says that soon after
he was placed In chargo of this estate, all the buildings
upon it but four were consumed in tbo greet fire of
1681. Tbat of these that remain, thoso in Boaufaln
street, two in number, on St. Michael's glebe, have
been in the possession of parties who refuse to pay bim
rent; a refusal explained by the petition In this* case,
whloh admits that the petitioners have assumed control
of those prem?eos. That he has been com polled to pay
largo taxes lo tho United btates. to tbo State, and to the
city, out of a reduced income, and is greatly in adva<-ce
oi the o.-tito, to the extent of-.
That the leaso of the St. Michaers glebe land held by
the estate for a term of years, has expired, and that he
bas negotiated a personal loan to himself of ?
dollars, for the purpose of renewing it. That beside
these, be has incurred liabilities for his estate to his
legal advisers. He respectfully asks, therefore, that be
fore a final decree made In the case, he be allowed to
reimburse and secure himself for these advances and
obligations, beforo surrendering the estate, and that the
petitioners may bo ordered to return to him tbat por
tion of the income of the estate welch they admit that
they have oonver'ed to their own use, and which clearly
belongs to him, wha'evor may be the ultimate disposi
tion of tho property.
JAS. B. MOOD. Administrator.
Sworn to before mo, May 14.1884.
CHABLES H. 8IMONTON,
The Court admitted the ploa of this answer and de
clined jurisdiction, and thereupon tho plaintiff? ap
pealed to Gen. DIVENS on the following grounds:
GROUNDS OF APPEAL AOArNBT DECISION OF THE
1. Because It la respectfully submitted that tbe
plaintiffs in this case are colored, and come under the
express woids of General Orders No. 80. piragraph 1,
and General Orders Mo. 49, paragraph 3d, Headquarters
Department of Booth Carolina, Hilton Head, Septem
bers, 1888, and October 14,1888.
2. Because the orders above referred to, and whloh
are still In force, give the Provost Court the exclusivo
jurlstlctlon in all cases where parties of color are direct
ly or indirectly concerned.
3. Because it is respectfully submitted that, by the
laws of South Carolina, the sets of an administrator
extend only to the personal effects of an est?t? and its
debts and credits, and not to any real property, which
alone cornea under the jurisdiction ot as exeoutor,
while sn administrator Is only required to give security
for the administration of the personal property, which.
In this case, Is alleged has been already distributed.
Boc defendant's answer.
4. It is respectfully submitted that the other ques
tions raised by the defeudent in his answer are purely
questions of facts, which cannot be determined beforo
hearing the evidence.
6 Because it Is submitted that the court ouuht not to
deny Its jurisdiction on account of the supposed "diffi
cult and grave questions of law " '
u. Because It Is submitted that one portion of defen
dant's answer falsifies the other, mod that upon several
Important points it is incorrect and outras.
Gen. DKVENH sustained the appeal on the following
opinion of Judge Advooate Pros, and sent the case back
OPISION OF ?UDOR ADVOCATE PTMB, on which Gen.
Devens acted in returning case of M. R Ohuroh vs.
Mood to Provost Court.
The question of jurisdiction In this case, though ap
parently very involved, Is really very simple. The
matter to be decided by the Court ultimately, is not ss
to which wing of this oommuulun Is the "M. E. Church,"
or as to whether the so-called Northern or Southern
branch of this Church Is tbe one entitled to possession
under the will of Mr. McKee, although these questions
will necessarily enter largely into the case when tried.
The only question ultimately La issue ia whether the
plaintiffs are or are not tbe parties legally entitled to
possession. Li this view of the case, I submit that (the
plaintiff? being persons of color) the jurisdiction of the
court is complete, under tho General Orders establish
ing and defining the jurisdiction of the Provost Courti
within this command.
It is recommended that this answer be returned te
the Court, and that the case be tried.
CHARLES 0. PYNE.
Brev. Ospt., 1st Lieut. Oth Inrty,
Assistant Judge Advocate.
i The following is the evidence so far ss taken :
i Trasteos of M. E. Church, ) To recover possession
J. R .Hood. ) June '.
Alonzo Webster, sworn, says: I reside lu this city
am a clergyman of the M. E. Church, and havo been i
preacher 29 years. They have a Board of Trust?es ii
Charleston. The names signed to tbo petition are thi
names of such trustees. Church organised first li
1788, and in exlstenoe ever since. There have been i
great many eeoeasioas from tbls church. The Protes
tint, Wesleyan, and African Methodist Epis?ops
Churches seceded, as also a large Southern portion, li
d 1845. They eshblished a church of their own ani
I? called it the M. E. Ohuroh South. They never had so;
existence before that time. Subsequently there was i
division of a book concern between them by referees ap
pointed by the Su? reme Court This publ suing nous
is distinct from any other property belonging to th
r. Oburob. I cannot give th? pre lae date of tbe appel?t
>, ment of these tras ees; it was since first of Januar,
?, last. When these various divisions took place I on
not aware that the General Church gave them any of th
properly. The whole poweia ?f the church are no
ty Tested In the General Conference. It has not wv
it promo control of all tar property. If a churo]
r- of the Methodist Episcopal Ohnrch sboutd go ove
y to tbe Methodist Protestant Church, the churo
a building would still belong to the M. E. churcl
st Before 1884 there were a largo numbsr of churobesl:
the South whloh were under the aupt-rvlslon and coe
trol of the M. B. Ohuroh. When those divisions too
S lace they never olaimed any of the property of the M
1. Church-thoy riot being bare to claim. T?ere wet
some resolutions pissed by the General Confereuoel
relation to these separations, in contemplation of tb
property, provided a majority of tbo Annual Oonferenc
. or a requisite number should concur; but they did ne
le concur. The plaintiffs aro connected with the M. 1
id Church General Conference. Ia regard to the chart ere
funds, the General Conterence must bave a majoritv an
the Annual Conference a two-thirds majority to dlvie
In Bev. Lewis, sworn, said that he resided In Charlo:
ton, but did not say where be carne from. He had bee
connected with tuo Conference ofM. E. Church, Ac
17 years. Beptated the testimony of Bev. Webster t
regard to history of M. E. Church. Saya In regard
. M. E. Ohnrch in Charleston it had in April last son
ly 1800 or 1700 members, and nineo then luO or moro hi
Bichard Holloway, colored, sworn, resides l8 Oblieg
street, Charleston; 80 years old; native to the man
bom. Joined M. E. Church l8 0 or 31. Is not a met
ay her now/ He waa a member in 1844. Reoolleota Met
ist odlst split. There was a large cumber of colored coi
;t- munlcants at that time. More blacks than whit?
ig, Colored members were not consulted. Method!
of Ohuroh at that time was variagated as to colored. Cob
ion ed population wont with tho whites at the time oft
1er split, there being no aliornstive. Classes of color
ni- people contributed weekly to the support of the chur<
150 Sometimos contributed to nullding of churehea. G?
ras number of colored members returned to M. B. Ohnx
i of after the ooourjation. Tho party split off called th?
of selves "M. B Church, South," up to time of Federal <
co- cupatlon of Charleston.
red Miss Jana Bhann Beckmann s wara, says t Resit
on. No, 81 King street; nearly sixty jean old; baa Bred
Charleston always; realded in McKeo'a house for eleven
years, as bia child, t. e. looked on as such; McKeu was
born in Ireland ; lived in Camden at four years old; his
father and mother died at that time; there wore three
children living, but ono died soon after, at tho age of
two years; the other, Abel, lived to be a man, ana waa
tho executor of the will. J. MoKee was man loi twice;
first wife waa Mrs. Zoily; she left two children, David
and FranccB; Frances dlf d at twelve years of ago; mar
rlrd second Mrs. Bannah GanseB; no children ey that
marriage; second wife Is dead; has heard McEco say ho
had no relation in the world except Abel, his brother;
J. MoKeo waa her undo by marrlago; his last wife WSB
the sister of the mother of witness; report says David
MoKeo 1B deed ; witness has known Abel McEeo all her
life; he married first a widow, namo unknown; sho died
without children; second wifo waa Bannah Pair; she,
alco, died without children; Abel is dead.
May Slat, by the Bev. P. J. 8HAN?, Dr. T. 8. THOM
SON, of Charleston, to HB>B<?TTA M., daughter of
D. J. HANS, Esq., of Orangeburg District. *
On the 6th of June, at the r- atdence of Rev, Dr. BACH
HAN, Mr. FBKDfcBIOK KNADTH to Miis AUGUSTA
BOfcSB, of Mount Pleaaant and Charleston. *
mr The Kelattves, Friends and Acquaint
ances of Mr. and Mrs. H. BEREEN, of Mr. and Mrs. D.
LIL IENTHAL, and of Mr. and Mrs. 0. DRHXEB, aro re
spectfully IL vit ed to a tend the Funeral of the former,
from his late reeldenco, southeast corner of Calhoun
and Meeting atrests, To-Morroto (Sunday) Morning at
Nine o'clock, without farther invitation. * June 0
Master ANGUS M. BBABHAM.
MflBter OHAHl IE 8TEWABT.
Master ELMOBE SANDERS.
Master CHARLIE SIMMONS.
Miss HATT1E BBABHAM.
Miss UBBANNA BBN1Z.
Miss EUPHRABIA HOFFMAN.
Seldom have we read of a more appalling scone than
I witnessed In Bamberg, among my long and tried
friends, who for years we have mingled together, and
our children. In happy friendship and confiding love.
How quick and unexpected waa the summons of the
angel of Death that snatched from the lovod parents their
angel-formod children, and plumed thom for their heav
enly flight. Apparently free from care, we hope insen
sible to suffering, tbey sunk into sweet reposo, which
waa the unruiflt a harbinger of Death. None who gazsd
upon the features, In whloh wore visibly shadowed forth
Death's sleep, could help but be moved with deap, heart
felt sympato les for the weeping parents and loved ones.
But, alas I it waa not the sword of man, bnt the voice of
the wind spoke, and those beautiful flowers of vitality
were to be crushed amidst ita heaving sigh. How try
ing the affliction, how unaisuagoable tho sorrow, how
painful the occur'once, when the silver chord la so sud
denly snapped asunder! Sensibility itself becomes In
stinct, ana tho unwavering devotion of thoso loved pa
rente, lavished and reciprocated in life, to be now
wasted over the silent tomb of those who lie lnaonslble
of their grief. But fondly attached connections, zealous
and sincere friends, all unite in paying homage to the
momory of those dear ones, who have been transplanted
to a more congenial clime, and we dealre to weave a gar
land over their mortal remains as a token of affectionate
regard and love. Those chUdren I met in life, and were
all kind, tender, social. In thsm thoBo charming quali
ties were blended in one barm mlons whole, giving life
and beauty around- commanding the unceasing admi
ration and dying rea peet to their numerous schoolmates
and friends. How beautiful the thought, that these
spirits have attained thoir destined haven. Devoted
households are merged into grief-affectionate famlllei
deplore their removal; and this is but a faint tribute to
their peaceful ashes, at the shrine of departed worth.
mr CHARLESTON, JUME 8,1866.-THE UN
saooiounD, proprietor* of tho Turpenua?, Distillery
partially destroyed hy fire this morning, take uu. ?"
tho d to return thtir sincere thanks to the Fire Depart
mont, and to all who kindly rendered us assistance
thereby saving lo us a consid?renlo ernennt of proper
ty; to Mesara. EUMJOH S MAIXVHEE In particular, for thi
pro mptness with which they placed their entire force a
our disposal. A. ROBINSON k 00.
mr ESTATE NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS IN
DEBTED to the Estate of ALI: X. EDDIE will make pay
m ent, and those having demands against the same, w11
pr osent their billa properly attested, to BOBKBT O. GC
OBBIST, Esq., Law Offlco, corner of Broad and Church
streets. S. S. TUEN ER,
Jane 9 B3 Administrator.
mr NOTICE TO HOLDERS OP PAST DU]
BONDS AND COUPONS OF TEE SOUTH OAROLIBi
1 RAILROAD COMPANY.
AUDITOR'S OFFICE, 80. OA. RAILROAD CO , )
OBABUtSTOM, JUNE 7, l8"6. I
i The attention of pirtiea Interested is lnvitod to th
1 following resolution of the "Executive Oommlttee of th
j Beard of Direotors."
"Resolved, That holders of Past Due Bonds an
? 0 oupona of this Company, including the July, 1861
Coupons, are requested to make statements ol the sam
and leave them at tho ? doe of the Auditor, on or befot
tho fliBt July next, with a view to the preparation of th
new Bonds or exchange. If preferred, parties may di
Bvor their old Brnda and Coupons, and take tho Aud
tor's receipt and obligation to give now Bonds as soo
aa piepateo, say to the 1st Augmt next."
June 7 _J. B EMERY, Auditor.
??-STATE OP SOUTH OAROLINi
[ OEARLESTON DISTRICT.-By GEORGE BUIST, Esq
l Ordinary.-Whereas, GEORGE BARGMANN, of Charle
1 ton, Grocer, mado suit to me to grant him Lottci
I of Administration of tho Estai'? and Effects of CAB
- AUGUST BOBLITZ, late of ' at leaton. Grocer. Thei
1 are, therefore, to cite and admonish aU and eli
_ gular the kindred and creditors of the said CARL At
f OUST Bonurrz, deceased, that they be and appear befoi
_ me, in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Charle
e ton, on the 23d day of June, 1866, after public
e (Jon hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to sho
' cause, If any they have, why the said Admlnlstratic
3 should not be granted.
0 Given under my hand, this eighth day of Jun
' Anno Domini 1868. GEORGE BUIST,
ti June 9 B2 Judge of Probatea.
1 *w STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
u C HABLESTON DD3TRI0T.-By GEORGE BUIST, Esc
? Ordinary.-Whereas, EMILY W. STAATS, former
k S OBRODIB, wife of JOHN H. STAATS, of Oharlesto
. . Butcher, made ault to me to grant hor Letters of A
. ministration of the Petate and Effects of FERDINAK
a SOBRODEB, late of Charleston, Mechanic: These ai
?? therefore, to cito and admonish all and singular the k1
?j dredand creditors of the said FERDINAND SOHBODS
d deo eased, that they be and appear before mo, In t
d oonrt of Ordinary to be held at Charleston, on the 3
day of Jone, 1806, after publication hereof, at 11 o'clo
g. in the forenoon, to show cause, if any they have, w'.
11 the said Administration should not be granted.
?Q Given under my h?nd, this eighth day of Jui
to. Anno DomlD 11868. GEORGE BUI8T,
J" Jane 9_B3_ Judge of Probates.
AO-STATE OP SOUTH CAHOLINA
Jj OH ABLKBTON DISTBIOT.-By GBOROE BUI8T, Es
n- Ordinary.-Whereas, HENRY EDWARD YOUNG,
b- Charleston, Attorney at Law, made suit to me to gri
^" hin Letters of Administration of the Estate and Effe
1st of SAMUEL GOURDIN, late of Oharloston, Physlcli
ir- These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all and t
ho gular the kindred and creditors of the said SAHT.
ed GotracrH, deceased, that they bo sod appear beforo i
h. lu the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Charleston,
nt 18th day of Juno, 1866, after publication hereof, at
oh o'clock In the forenoon, to snow causa, If any ti
m? have, why the aald Administration should not
Given under my hand this 1st' day of ?Tune, Al
lea Domini 1860. GEORGE BUIST,
in I Janea B3 Judge of rrotttei
. ? ( ?
*srORPHAN HOUSE CHAPEL-THE BEV.
J. MEUOIBB GREEN, cf O brist's (Episcopal) Church,
will perform Divino Strvico in this Chapel To-Uorrow
Afternoon, 10th instan , at 6 o'olock. 1 June 9
??-ALL PERSONS HAVING DEMANDS
against tho Estate of the late THOMAS S. JONES will
present them, properly attested; aud thoso indebted
will make paymont to B. 0. GILCHRIST, Esq., Law office,
corner of Broad and Church streets. ? '
E. O. F. JONES,
June 9 B3 Administratrix.
ta- MESSRS. EDITORS : MR. S. G. COURTE
NAY, at tho solicitation of urgont friends, having con*
sontod to the UBO of bis naroo for tho position of Alder
man in Ward No. 2, you will please announce bim as a
Candidato to fill tho vacancy occasioned by tho resigna
tion of THOMAS RYAN, Esq. FIBEMBN.
?-MESSRS. EDITORS : YOU WILL PLEASE
annonnoe O. O. 1 BUM BO as a candidato for Alderman
of Ward No. 2, to supply tho vacanoy occasioned by the
resignation of Captain TBOS. RYAN, and obligo
June 7 MANY FRIENDS.
sJfsTMESfcRS. EDITORS: PLEASE ANNOUNCE
Captain J. Ii AVENEL MACBETH for the position of
Alderman of Ward No. V, to fill the vacanoy occasioned
by the resignation of Alderman BYAN, aud oblige
Jone 7 thstu MANY FRIENDS.
tOTtlOW ALDERMAN, WARD N0. 1.-PLEASE
annonnoe Dr. W. T. WBAQG usa candidato for Alder
man In Ward No. 1, In placo of J. B. MACBETH, re
signed. May 33
??-FOR ALDERMAN, WARD NO. 4_PLEASE
announce JOHN F. O'NEIL as a candidate for Alder?
man for Ward No. 4, in place of A. OAMEBOH, resigned.
?-ME88R8. EDITOR8: YOU WILL PLEASE
announce that I am not a candidate for Alderman is
Ward No. I.
Yours very respectfully,
Juno 7 JOHN DEIGHEN.
jay MR. W. C. BIRD l8 AUTHORIZED TO
collect subscriptions for the CHARLESTON REMINIS
CENCES. J. N. OABDOZO.
June 8 8
j?- FIRST-CLASS WRITING MATERIALS
and handsome PBE8ENT8 OF BIOH JEWELRY in tho
GOLDEN STATIONERY PACKAGE. 6 Jane6
JW A GOOD INVESTMENT.- FIFTY CENTS
for the GOLDEN PACKAGE will be money well spent.
For sale by all Stationers. 8 June 6
ter ESTATE SAMUEL J. HULL, DECEASED.
AU persons having any chums against said Estate, will
render the asme, attested, within tho timo prescribed
by law ; and thoso Indebted will make payment to
A. B. HULL,
June 1 13 Administrator, with Will annexed.
?-NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS HAVING DE
MANDS against the estate of Mrs. O. A. BIRCH, da
ceased, will render them, properly attested; and all per?
sons Indebted to the same will make payment to
D. D. GBAYXS,
April 10 lamoS_Executor.
sXS-EXEOUTOR'S NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS
having any dsmsnds against the late JOSHUA B.
WBIT?TDUE, ot St, John'B OoUeton, M. D. and Plant
er, will present then, properly attested; and those in
debted will make payment to WILLIAM WHALEY, So
licitor. No. 43 Broad street. OSMA BAILEY,
June 2 swl3* Executor.
jaar ESTATE NOTICE.-ALL PERSONS HAV
ING demands against the bite Dr. JAMES H. JAR
RATT, of Florence, 8. O, will present the same to tho
undersigned, properly attested, within the time requir
ed by law, and all persons indebted to the same will
please come forward and make payment to the under
signed at Florence.
JAB. B. JARRATT, Sole Executor.
Juno a simo
?O' NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
ninety days after date I shall apply to the City Council
of Charleston to renew the iollowlng named Certifioatea
of STOCK, which has been lost, viz : Certificate of City
of Charleston 6 per cent. Stock of the issue of 1867,
Period 34, No. 601, dated April 22, 1888, for $14,010 to
RICHARD H. LOWNDES.
RICHARD H. LOWNDES.
Charleston, May 31st, 18GC.
May 31 m31, J10, 31, jy 10, 31
JSBT NOTICE IS HEREBY GITEN THAT
ninety days after date I will apply to tbe City Council
of Charleston, for renewal of Certificates of City 6 pee
cent. Stock, tho originals being destroyed by fire. Tho
following are tho amount?:
No. 1048, period CO, for (6080, In the name of SOLOMOS
No. 663, for $36.30, issue of October, 1853.
No. 1886, period 38, for $110, issue of 1887.
No. 1887, period 44, for $630, Issue of 1887.
No. 1808, period 61, for $ 00. leane of 1867.
No. I860, ptrlod 71, for $180, lssuo of 1867, in th?
name of SOLOMON E. LEOABE.
March 20 mh30,90-apl6,30;myl6,31Je0.1S*
j?- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT m
three months from this date, application will be made
for a renewal of the following CERTIFICATES OF
STOCK Issued In my name, the orig?nala having bees
lost during the passage of the Federal foroos through
Columbia, R C, In February, 1865, ?ria :
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY ANB
SOUTHWESTERN RAILROAD BANK :
No. 1167. dated July 38,1864.9 Shares,
No. 1103, dated August l8,1864.S Shares.
No. 1370. dated Dooembor 7, 1884.4 Shares.
No. 1696, dated November 9.186S.10 Shares,
No. 1947, dated Juno?, 1860.20 Share*.
No. 3110, dated September 13,1886.10 Sitares.
No. 2874, dated August B, 1867.3 abares.
No, 3608, dated June 1*. 1860.?Shares.
80OTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY :
No. 71. dated June 16. I860.1 Shara.
April 10 lamoS D. D. GRAVES.
DEPARTMENT OF THE CAROLINAS,
JUDGE ADVOCATE'S OFFICE,
O o LUM III a, 8. 0., June 7th, 1686.
FIFTY ($80) DOLLAR? REWARD WILL BE PAID
for the apprehension, or for information leading to toa
apprehension, of GEORGE SMITH and WILLIAM
LAWLESS, citizens, lately confined In tho Charleston
Jail, but who effected their escape therefrom some two
or three weeks since.
By command of Mu, GEM. D. B. SICKLES,
CHARLES M. PYNE; Brvt, Ospt,
u-t 1st Lient, 8th Infanfy, Judge Advocate.
??* June 8 _5_
CHIEF QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE, )
DEPABTMsnrr or Sorra OABOLIMA, >
OasBUtSTOH, B. O., May 19 1866.
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS WILL Bl
PAID by the undersigned to any person who will do?
liver to him the OFFI0IA1. RECORDS OF lNrER
MBNTS OF THE UNION PRISONERS AT FLORENCE,
8. a 0. r. THOMAS,
May 11 CK ?-*.*. Lient.-Col. and Chief Q. H.